Making rights reality for Sexual Assault victims with a disability
What is Making Rights Reality?
Making Rights Reality is a program at the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SECASA) that provides extra help to adults and children with a disability who have experienced sexual assault or family violence.
Easy read resources about sexual assault & family violence including information about counselling, medical examinations, appearing in court are now available to download or purchase.
What sort of extra help is available?
The program can help people with things they might need when they have appointments with the police, or if they go to court. For example, someone may need a Communication Support Worker or Attendant Care. The program can pay for this.
The program can also help people ask for money from a court called the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) for things they might need to recover and feel better. A lawyer at Springvale Monash Legal Service (SMLS) is working with SECASA Counsellors to help people get this financial assistance.
Who can come to SECASA?
Anyone who has been sexually assaulted and lives in the South East of Melbourne can come to SECASA for information, support and counselling. People can come if they were assaulted recently, or if it happened a long time ago.
Admin 03 9928 8741
Crisis 03 9594 2289 (24 hour)
Toll Free 1800 806 292 (24 hour)
PO Box 72
Bentleigh East, 3165
The Making Rights Reality Project has been made possible by the contributions of:
- The William Buckland Foundation
- The Reichstein Foundation
- Portland House Foundation
- Victorian Women’s Trust
- Department of Human Services
- Private Donors